Posts tagged: IVA
In a truly bipartisan effort which the IVA wholeheartedly supports, two Republican and one Democrat lawmaker are coming together to work on legislation to provide, for the first time in Idaho law, mandatory minimum sentences for those who commit sex crimes against children. Many people are unaware that in Idaho an offender has to commit two sex crimes against children before the law mandates a minimum time behind bars. This loophole - all in the name of giving judges “discretion” in sentencing - resulted in a 150-day sentence for Bradley Stowell, a man who abused two teenage boys at a Boy Scout camp and admitted molesting 24 other victims, one as young as six. Yes, you read that right - 150 days for molesting two dozen children/Bryan Fischer, Idaho Values Alliance. More here.
Kevin Richert of the Idaho Statesman complains that Gov. Otter’s proposed 2009-2010 budget creates three new full-time attorneys in the public defender’s office, the agency responsible to defend death-row inmates. He claims this has turned capital punishment into a “growth industry” in Idaho, even though Idaho has executed only one criminal in the last 50 plus years. But there is a connection between an increase in public defenders and a decrease in executions, and the connection is out-of-control judicial activism. Taxpayer-funded public defenders are nowhere required in the Constitution, and have been imposed on a compliant and meek public only by activist judges/Bryan Fischer, IVA. More here.
Kudos to Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden for his decision to join with the attorneys general from all 50 states to express their united support – regardless of party affiliation – for the time-honored practice of invocations at presidential inaugurations/IVA. More here. (More links in drop-down box)
*Palin packs a punch/Adam’s Blog
*IVA’s tax conundrum/MountainGoat Report
*Idahoans, DC & Kempthorne bathroom/Randy Stapilus
Question: Should invocations be removed from presidential inaugarations?
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Question: Has the Idaho Values Alliance raised an issue here that should concern Idaho parents?
Item: Tyrants of tolerance go after Obama, Rick Warren: Voices of tolerance, diversity, multiculturalism come unglued/Bryan Fischer, Idaho Values Alliance
More Info: Obama’s criminal offense is that, in a move that ought be celebrated by all who claim that America’s strength is found in its embrace of diversity, he picked an evangelical pastor who supports natural marriage and the sanctity of life to deliver the invocation at his inauguration. Rick Warren of Saddleback Church has been tabbed for the task, despite the fact he openly supported Prop. 8, which elevated protection for one-man, one-woman marriage into the California constitution.
Question: What kind of reception will Evangelical Pastor Rick Warren get when he presents the invocation at Barack Obama’s inaugaration?